ISPPD Society & Virtual Webinar on Pneumococcus & COVID-19

The Launch of the New ISPPD Society & Virtual Webinar on Pneumococcus & COVID-19 will take place on 30 June between 14:00-17:00 BST. The meeting will then be repeated on 1 July between 07:00-10:00 BST. Speakers include Angela Brueggemann (University of Oxford, UK), Shabir Madhi (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and Kate O’Brien (World Health Organisation, Switzerland). This meeting is co-sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they are also assisting with registration and operations. The full programme can be viewed here.

If you would like to register for this meeting on either 30 June or 1 July (depending on your time zone), please click here to register and view further details regarding the meeting. We would be most grateful if you could RSVP by Wednesday 23 June.
Please do feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who might be interested in attending – they are most welcome.
If you have any questions regarding the event please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing:


 Hot Topics in Infection & Immunity (IIC) 2nd July 2021

This year, for the first time, IIC will be held as a virtual course, and a one-day intensive event is planned. While they encourage delegates to attend as much as possible of the day 'live', recordings of talks will be available for at least six months after the event (subject to speakers' permission).

Registration fees have been kept at a minimum (£100 for ESPID members / £50 for LMIC).

Find out more on the course website at or get in touch with email

Preliminary programme can be found here

PERFORMing Live - Turning personalised management of children with fever into a reality

29 June 2021

This is a free online webinar to showcase the project’s major results.

Join this free webinar sharing the major results of PERFORM (PErsonalised Risk assessment in Febrile illness to Optimise Real-life Management across the European Union); the five-year Horizon 2020 project to develop simple, personalised tests to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections in febrile children. Click here for more infromation or to register click here 


VIRTUAL 1st International Symposium on Varicella- Zoster

On behalf of the "Research Institute for the Study and Treatment of Genetic and Malignant Disorders of Children and PENTA Foundation, we have the great pleasure to inform you that the VIRTUAL 1st International Symposium on Varicella- Zoster,  will be organized July 1-3, 2021.

1-3 July 2021

For more infromation please visit:

International Summer School on Vaccinology for Students
5th -12th July 2021
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Programme can be found here

START 2021 Stewardship, Treatment, Antimicrobial Resistance and Transmission

23rd July 2021

A day of online talks focussed on transmission, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship and treatment of infectious pathogens.

Please click here for further information